We have heard this cry often at the Club ! Windows, Android and Apple devices tend to get cluttered up with “stuff” and superfluous apps as we use them. Some are easy to get rid of, others, like browser toolbars which magically appear, may be more tricky; others you cannot get rid of at all…. We discuss the best tips and tricks. Ask us what stuff you want to get rid of, and we’ll try to find a solution.
Get rid of Windows Bloatware
Unwanted programs which come with Windows 10.
Unwanted stuff on the taskbar:
right-click on the icon / unpin from Task Bar
Get rid of Cortana:
Settings / Privacy / Turn Off Speech services and Typing suggestions
Get rid of programs you have installed, but no longer need
Get rid of temporary files and other garbage
Get rid of unwanted Toolbars in browsers
These are sometimes installed sneakily along with freebie utility programs
Example – Yahoo Toolbar
They can usually be uninstalled or disabled in the same way you would uninstall a browser extension.